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Upland lambics are fermented by wild yeast and aged in oak casks for over a year, which creates a tart, complex beer. We then add whole kiwis, giving the beer enticing aromas and flavors. The beer is bottle conditioned, which adds a zesty and refreshing carbonation. Kiwi Lambic is the perfect drink to share with friends over a plate of good cheese and fresh fruit.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Fantastic. Dec 2010 bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small white head and nice carbonation. Very tart, with huge lemon, kiwi, and lime...huge citrus in this regard. A nice finish of hay and funk. Very good. Upland makes some amazing stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
after4ever (6925) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2015
750, capped. Thanks, J! So cool. Seems like it was not that long ago that this one was a whale among whales. Honestly not sure how coveted it is now, since I am not following that kind of thing quite as breathlessly as I used to. Pours a cloudy medium amber with a loose off-white fizzy head that fades quickly. Big intense tart nose, not overly vinegary, but nearly that singular in its sharpness. Fruit sugar, fruit acidity, and intense inoculation character are almost overwhelming, and certainly tilted a bit toward the bitey. Hard to pick out the fruit character from the other acidic sharpness here. Long bitey finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (389) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle courtesy of StFun, thanks Josh! Pours a vibrant golden color, thin off-white head that fades to wispy lace. Aromas of tart fruit...green apples, kiwi, grapefruit. Notes of oak and light grains follow, but this nose packs a punch! Almost stings the nostrils! Ha! Taste is on the high-end of the tart spectrum. Loads of acidic notes explode on my palate. Havenít had a pucker this dominant in a while! Oak, hints of vanilla and spice follow along with kiwi notes...green apples..white grapes and light barnyard funk. A solid and fun beer for sure, but I couldnít drink too much of this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1204) - Windermere, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2015
From old tasting notes. 750 ml bottle from one of the original batches. Pours a slightly hazy golden orange color and topped by a small head of off white foam that fades quickly and leaves very little lace on the glass. The aroma shows notes of sour citrus, hints of kiwi, barnyard funk, and some lactic and acetic sourness. The flavor follows with more acetic sourness, funk, and tart kiwi and citrus fruit. Medium bodied with balanced carbonation that leads to a funky kiwi finish. Solid fruited sour, but it seems from recent ratings from more recent bottles that this isnít what it used to be.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johnnnniee (3163) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 18, 2015
Bottle from the Brewery Slightly hazy straw color with a decent white head. Tart acidic citric and lactic with hints of earth and what I perceive as a hint of lime. Solid puckering, Iím not sure if I would pick out kiwi in this blind, but I enjoyed this nonetheless.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1050) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2015
750ml bottle - pours a glowing gold , tart kiwi aroma . Very sour with an acidic finish . Good but intense . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Martinus (4285) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - AUG 31, 2015
Rather cloudy golden colour, white head. Sour aroma, vinegar, funky restrained brett. Very sour flavour, vinegar, umami notes. Rough. Sour finish, acetic acid, light kiwi. Think this would make a nice salad dressing, it has some dept and flavours going. Not really bad per se, but just too undrinkable sour. I was unable to finish a single glass, and one might say Iím quite used to sour flavours.
(from 75cl bottle @ Letís drink all of Richís American beers Tasting. Thanks for sharing, omgrich!)

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tderoeck (6906) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 26, 2015
15/VIII/15 - 75cl bottle @ Weíre drinking all of Richís American beers tasting - BB: n/a (2015-1066) Thanks to omgrich for sharing the bottle!

Pretty cloudy yellow beer, no head. Aroma: bit fruity, sour, US brett, meaty, like a pork roast with rosemary or something. Weirdest stuff in a long time. MF: lots of carbon, medium to light body. Taste: very sour, acidic, very aggressive, spicy and very herbal, rosemary or thyme or something, very weird. Aftertaste: maybe some kiwi, but that might be the power of suggestion. Very sour, acidic, pretty bad...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (3564) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 24, 2015
At Richís Massive Cellar Emptying Tasting. Upland kiwi lambic cloudy light gold with umami, yoghurt, light smoke aroma. Odd to most here. Light body. Very very acidic, vinaigre. Dump bucket

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratpatrol1019 (70) - Palm desert, California, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Really good smelling kiwi and peachy aroma. Poured with nice carbonation to bring out kiwi. Refreshing and kinda funky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (4120) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 1, 2015
Bottle (2010) at the DC Expanded Sour Tasting. Murky yellow with off-white head. Aromas of tart citrus, stone fruit. Tastes of funk, light kiwi, stone fruit. Medium-light body with a dry finish.

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